Posted Thursday, May 20, 2021
As part of their Service Learning class taught by Father Roger Lopez, several Roger Bacon students were given the opportunity to learning about a service organization inside and out, they were given an opportunity to earn a $1,000 grant to help the organization.
Students worked in small groups as they chose an organization of interest, and then using a small seed grant provided by the Mayerson Foundation, were able to create projects to help those organizations. Projects included thing such as protective face coverings for a food pantry, journals for foster children, and much needed repairs for a summer camp.
The team of Ethan Kiefer, Ian DeNome, Brody Perkins, and Cory Schaefer were able to secure a $1,000 grant for their organization, Camp River Ridge, a camp that offers participants a chance to strengthen their faith while also challenging their courage and strength. The RB students donated their $200 seed money, but also countless hours of their time, to make much needed improvements to the camp.
Roger Bacon chose to match the $1,000 grant for a second organization. Paige Hodge and Maleah Sherman secured the $1,000 grant for their organization, Focus on Youth, which improve the lives of children by providing strengths-based foster care, adoption, and mental health services that promote the permanency, safety, and well-being of youth. Paige and Maleah used their $200 seed money to create personalized journals with encouraging messages for support for the children that this organization services, providing much needed hope in a difficult situation.
Congratulations to all of the participants!